The 2012-14 two-year cycle is rapidly nearing its end. That means it is time for the Classification and League Organizing Committee to shine.
That committee will next meet on Nov. 12 give final approval to and to hammer out details on leagues and classifications, but schools have been submitting their anticipated changes for the 2014-16 cycle to the CHSAA office this fall. A full list is below, and it’s important to note that these are only anticipated changes. Nothing is final, as these changes need to be approved by leagues and by CLOC.
- Monarch’s numbers looking like the football team will move from 4A to 5A.
- Likewise, Silver Creek looking like it’ll go from 3A to 4A in football.
- Highlands Ranch football anticipating a move from 5A to 4A.
- Valor Christian is seeking a move from an independent to the Centennial League.
- Mullen anticipates staying in 5A football. (It has 3A numbers.) It will also seek to join Jeffco, from the Centennial.
- Broomfield expects to move from 4A to 5A in all sports except football.
- Palisade is seeking a move from 3A to 4A football.
- Skyline from 3A to 4A football.
- Fort Collins from 5A to 4A football.
- Canon City from 4A to 3A football.
- Moffat County from 3A to 2A football.
- Limon’s numbers have the program considering a drop to 8-man from 1A.
- South Park from 8-man to 6-man football.
- Standley Lake from 5A to 4A (football is already 4A).
- The Classical Academy from 3A to 4A (cross country is already 4A).
- Aurora Central and Palmer and requesting playdowns from 5A to 4A football.
- More football playdowns: Air Academy (4A to 3A), Niwot (4A to 3A), Battle Mountain (3A to 2A), Center (1A to 8-man), Miami-Yoder (8-man to 6-man).
- South Baca (a co-op of Campo, Pritchett and Vilas) is planning on dropping its 6-man football team next cycle.
The complete, and official, list is below. Note: not all schools have responded.
|School||Est. 2013 enrollment||Anticipated changes||Class change (overall)||Class change (FB)||League changes||Playdowns||Play up (FB)|
|Abraham Lincoln||1605||Numbers fluctuating greatly||5A||EMAC league for football. DPL all other.||possibly football|
|Adams City||Playdown in football||Football (4A)|
|Air Academy||1406||We believe we will lose numbers vs. gains at this time||4A to 4A|
|Antonito||Football change based on numbers||8-man to 6-man|
|Aurora Central||2200||Play down for football only||Football (4A)|
|Belleview Christian||65||May be droping football for the next two years|
|Broomfield||1450||Leaving Northern League and joining Front Range||4A to 5A||Mountain to Northern|
|Bruce Randolph||424||Frontier League|
|Burlington||225||League change||Union Pacific to Lower Platte|
|Byers||Move from 1A to 8-man||1A to 8-man|
|Canon City||1041||Football classification change/league change||4A to 3A||South Central to Colorado Springs Metro|
|Cedaredge||236||Drop down in all athletics except football||3A to 2A|
|Center||180||Stay at 11-man football||Southern Peaks to Mountain football||Football|
|Cheyenne Wells||Football change based on numbers||8-man to 6-man|
|CIVA Charter||185||Play down to 1A||Volleyball (1A), Basketball (1A)|
|Clear Creek||230||Moving down to 2A||3A to 2A|
|Coronado||1500||4A to 5A||CSML 4A to CSML 5A|
|Dayspring Christian||105||Depending on 1A/2A numbers||2A to 2A|
|Del Norte||135||Considering playing down||1A to 8-man||Football?|
|Denver East||2560||5A||EMAC League in football. DPL all other.|
|Denver North||852||Numbers fluctuating greatly||3A||3A football. DPL all other.||Possibly football|
|Denver South||1399||4A||4A football. DPL all other.|
|Denver West||500||Numbers fluctuating with change in school design||2A||2A football. DPL all other.|
|Dolores Huerta Prep||274||1A football Tri-peaks, girls basketball to 2A Santa Fe||2A||2A Tri-Peaks/3A Tri-Peaks||Girls Basketball (2A), Football (2A)|
|Elbert||65||No longer play up in football, plan to 6-man||1A to 6-man||Black Forest to Southwest (football only)|
|Ellicott||225||Move from 3A to 2A||3A to 2A||Tri-Peaks League to Black Forest|
|Fort Collins||1557||Moving to 4A football||5A to 4A||Front Range to Northern|
|Fort Lupton||605||3A to 4A||2A|
|Fountain Valley||238||League change||3A to 2A||Tri-Peaks to Black Forest|
|George Washington||1443||4A||4A football. DPL all other.||Possibly football|
|Grand Valley||288||2A to 1A|
|Greeley Central||1450||4A to 5A||Northern to Front Range or create new league|
|Greeley West||1550||Apply for boys soccer to play in 4A northern league for 2014-16||Boys Soccer (4A)|
|Heritage Christian Academy||72||Officially classified as 1A in all sports; participating in 1A post-season, while remaining a member of the 2A Mile High League|
|Highland||240||Currently 2A playing in 3A Patriot League||Patriot to Mile High|
|Highlands Ranch||Football change based on numbers||5A to 4A|
|Holy Family||620||All sports but football||3A to 4A||Metro to Tri-valley, Northern, Colorado 7|
|Jefferson||Football change based on numbers||1A to 2A|
|La Veta||Football change based on numbers||8-man to 6-man|
|Las Animas||115||Football go to 8-man||1A to 8-man|
|Liberty Common||250||Classification change to 3A||2A to 3A|
|Limon||135||Dropping from 1A to 8-man football||1A to 8-man|
|Littleton||1390||Compete in 4A and leave Continential||5A to 4A||Continental League to Jeffco|
|Lutheran||330||Increased enrollment||2A to 3A||Stay 3A in football|
|Lyons||224||Patriot to Mile High|
|McClave||92||Move from 1A to 2A. Move out of football conference from Santa Fe to Arkansas Valley||1A to 2A|
|Miami-Yoder||80||8-man to 6-man||8-man to 6-man|
|Moffat County||515||Football change 3A to 2A||3A to 2A|
|Monarch||Football change based on numbers||4A to 5A|
|Montbello||1975||to be co-op known as Warriors||4A to 5A||5A||EMAC League football. DPL all other.|
|Montezuma-Cortez||650||Southwestern to Intermountain||Boys soccer (3A), football (2A)|
|Mullen||735||Join Jeffco||Centennial to Jeffco||3A to 5A|
|Niwot||1305||Play-down in football to 3A||Football (3A)|
|Northridge||Football change based on numbers||3A to 4A|
|Palisade||1070||Possible football classification and league change||3A||3A Western Slope to 4A Southwestern|
|Palmer||2015||Play down in football||Southern to Colorado Springs||Football (4A)|
|Platte Canyon||300||On the bubble for football|
|Roaring Fork||?||Move back to 2A football||Football (2A)|
|Rock Canyon||1965||Pioneer to Douglas County|
|Salida||299||Continue to play 1A football|
|Shining Mountain Waldorf||80||Depending on the 1A/2A cutoff, we may move into 2A||1A to 2A||Volleyball, basketball, track – 1A|
|Silver Creek||1120||Football change based on numbers||3A to 4A|
|Skyline||1350||Move to 4A football||3A to 4A|
|South Baca||Dropping football team||6-man to no team|
|South Park||104||6-man football/JV soccer||8-man Central to 6-man Southwest||Football (6-man)|
|Standley Lake||1380||Changing to 4A||5A to 4A|
|Swallows Charter Academy||150||Acceptance into a league from Independent||Independent to Santa Fe, West Central|
|The Classical Academy||630||From 3A to 4A, except cross country||3A to 4A||Tri-Peaks to CS Metro 4A|
|The Vanguard School||260||Moving from 2A to 3A and changing leagues||2A to 3A||Black Forest to Tri-Peaks|
|Thomas Jefferson||1060||Numbers fluctuating greatly||3A or 4A|
|Vail Christian||117||Moving from 2A from 1A||1A to 2A|
|Valor Christian||850||League change||Independent to Centennial|
|Walsh||Football change based on numbers||8-man to 6-man|